Disabling the use of deprecated ports 5001, 5002, 5003

  • KM01777001
  • 09-Aug-2015
  • 10-Aug-2015

Summary

Ports 5001-5003 are opened by Performance Center and LoadRunner although they are not in use. This document explains how to disable the opening of these ports.

Question

Web HTTP ports 5001, 5002 and 5003 are opened for listening by Performance Center, LoadRunner and Load Generator.
These ports have been deprecated and are no longer in use.

Answer

Disabling usgae of port ports 5001, 5002:
  1. Log on to each machine and open Windows Service Control.
  2. Stop the services ‘Performance Center Agent Service’ and ‘RemoteManagement Agent Service'
  3. Open the following files with text editor:
    1. <Install folder>\launch_service\dat\merc_agent.cfg
    2. <Install folder>\al_agent\dat\merc_agent.cfg
  4. Add to the key HttpTunnel=0 under the [Attributes] section

Disabling usgae of port 5003:
  1. Log on to each machine and open Windows Service Control.
  2. Stop the services ‘Performance Center Agent Service’ and ‘RemoteManagement Agent Service'
  3. Open the following files with text editor:
    1. <Install folder>\launch_service\dat\merc_agent.cfg
    2. <Install folder>\al_agent\dat\merc_agent.cfg
  4. Add to the key NMMRouterPort=0 under the [Attributes] section.
 Notes:
  1. On Load Generator Standalone machines, the Agent Service is called ‘LoadRunner Agent Service’. This service will only exists if the machine was installed as 'Performacne Center Load Generator' or the Agent was manually configured to run as a service.
  2. ‘RemoteManagement Agent Service' exists only on Performance Center Host and Server machines and Load Generator Standalone machine installed as 'Performacne Center Load Generator'.
  3. On LoadRunner machines, the Agent Service is called ‘LoadRunner Agent Service’. This service will only exists if the Agent was manually configured to run as a service.